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Kidnapped by the Taliban

An interview with Jere Van Dyk, whose new book chronicles 45 days in captivity.


  The last outpost

A U.S. military team stationed at a tiny, embattled outpost near the Afghan-Pakistan border works to train members of the Afghan National Army.


Could Karzai reconcile with the Taliban?

One of the thornier issues expected to come up during Hamid Karzai’s visit to Washington is the Afghan president’s plans for reconciliation with the Taliban.


The battle for Kandahar

The biggest offensive of the 9-year war in Afghanistan may be about to begin.

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